Plan to cut back public toilet cleaning

Public toilets in southern Scotland are set to be cleaned less frequently in a bid to save nearly £80,000.

Dumfries and Galloway Council's communities committee is being asked to back a move that would see the majority of the 58 council-owned public toilets cleaned on a three-day rota basis by mobile cleaners.

The authority say reducing cleaning would mean it could save some facilities from closure.

Under the plan toilets in larger towns like Stranraer, Castle Douglas and Dumfries would still be partially manned and cleaned more often, as well as being opened and closed each day to prevent misuse and potential vandalism.

"Although not a statutory service, our council is absolutely aware of the importance of public toilets in the area.

Cllr Andy Ferguson, Dumfries & Galloway Council